Sony's anonymous software agents are exposed
posted by:Jason Millar // 10:28 AM // November 04, 2005 // TechLife
Sony Music's latest attempt to "protect" copyrighted material installs an anonymous software agent on your computer. Amazingly, the company employed a design strategy commonly used by "spyware" programs, resulting in a predictable backlash from users. What's more, Sony doesn't seem to have included any mention of the agent in its end user agreement.
Read about some of the details (including a blurb on the privacy concerns raised by such technologies) here.